Australian Foreign Policy
Divide your studies between ALP and Liberal foreign policy traditions. Spot recurring themes in Australian policies on trade, refugees, defence and aid. Pull together years of Australian foreign policy to create a picture of Australia’s place in the world.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- analyse and express their judgment about Australian foreign policy
- read and critically interpret texts and primary documents relating to Australian foreign policy
- think more critically and systematically about Australian foreign policy and how and why it is made
- appreciate the relevance of past global politics in understanding the present.
- Introduction: Making Foreign Policy
- Empire/ALP Tradition
- Alliance/Liberal Tradition
- Australia and Asia: the rise of China
- Near neighbours/security issues
- Human rights/humanitarian intervention
- Foreign aid
- Global environment
- International Trade
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Interactive Games
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Resources and Links
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
Students should have studied some politics at 200 level prior to undertaking this subject.
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Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
- Minor Essay (15%)
- Research Essay (30%)
- Reading Game exercise, Discuss (15%)
- Take-Home Exam (40%)